Snow Falls in a Hawaiian State Park for ‘Perhaps First Time Ever’
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On Monday, it snowed in Maui.
Uncharacteristic of its usual sunny climate, Hawaii was hit with a winter storm earlier this week that caused intense winds, surges of rain, high tides and, as mentioned above, snow.
The snow hit the Polipoli State Park in Maui (and is forecasted to appear in some other areas on the island as well) with drifts up to 4-feet. While it’s not unheard of for the island’s mountain regions, such as Haleakalā, which receives a bit of snow in the winter months, this may be the lowest elevation in which snow has been recorded in Hawaii’s history.
“For perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai’i State Park. Polipoli State Park on Maui is blanketed with snow. It could be the lowest elevation where snow ever recorded in the state. Polipoli is at 6,200 feet elevation,” the representative from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources told CNN.
The snow, according to Fox, originated from a storm system called Kona Low, which is a “chunk of cold, low-pressure air separated from the cold jet stream.” The storm is predicted by meteorologists to die down throughout the week, but those on the Islands should anticipate windy conditions and sporadic showers as the storm passes through the state.
Winter weather has been affecting many states across the US this week, with snow and ice disrupting nearly 3,000 flights so far.
Featured image by Lance End/AP via CNN.
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